Casey, John Carl (1962) A theoretical investigation of using n low thrust impulses to escape from a circular satellite orbit. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12212005-142051
An investigation was made into the advantages of using a discontinuous thrust program to escape from a cricular satellite orbit when using a low thrust propulsion unit. To make maximum use of the applied thrust, the perigee distance was chosen at a point where the atmospheric drag was negligible and this distance was held constant throughout the escape maneuver. A numerical integration was made of this method and the spiralling method. The appendixes show a comparison of these two methods.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1962|
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|Deposited On:||22 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:14|
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